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Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, commonly known as Vitruvius, was a Roman author, architect, civil and military engineer during the 1st century BC, known for his multi-volume work entitled De architectura. His discussion of perfect proportion in architecture and the human body led to the famous Renaissance drawing by Leonardo da Vinci of Vitruvian Man. He was also the one who, in 40 BCE, invented the idea that all buildings should have three attributes: Read More

BornMarcus Vitruvius Pollio
80–70 BC
Roman Republic
Died15 BC (aged 55–65)
OccupationAuthor, architect, civil engineer, and military engineer
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